Gridworks Initiatives


Gridworks convenes and supports stakeholders working to achieve greater benefits for West Coast consumers as the resource mix on the western grid evolves to include a higher percentage of renewable resources.

This initiative builds on the Western Public Utility Commissions’ Joint Action Framework on Climate Change, signed by the Chairs of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) and the Washington Utilities Transportation Commission (UTC), to support ongoing cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, improve reliability, and obtain cost benefits for ratepayers.

Gridworks publications contributing to the Pacific states’ resource planning is now available. Senior Fellow Mike Florio’s report, “Sharing Power Among the Pacific States“, was released January 2018. Join us February 12th for a webinar discussing the paper.

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Past Meetings

Seattle Working Meetings: Western JAFCC Work Plan

On October 30-31st, staff from the California PUC, Oregon PUC, and Washington UTC met for a set of working meetings in Seattle. The purpose of this meeting was to develop the Western JAFCC Work Plan, focused on project development, determining deliverables, and establishing timelines.

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October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Sharing Power Among the Pacific States

Gridworks is hosting a two-day workshop in Portland to promote a greater understanding between Pacific Northwest (PNW) representatives and California representatives of their respective electrical systems.  The workshop will focus on identifying areas of further investigation where increased collaboration and development of common information could improve reliability, reduce costs, and […]

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February 5 - February 6
Webinar Introducing “Sharing Power Among the Pacific States”

As the resource mix on the western grid evolves to incorporate a higher percentage of intermittent renewable resources, can we create greater benefits for West Coast consumers as a whole? Join Gridworks Senior Fellow Mike Florio in discussing his latest paper, “Sharing Power Among the Pacific States,” intended to assist […]

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February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST